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Don Amundson (amrowinc) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me I had been away from backpacking for many years. When I started researching equipment it was like coming too after a coma. I was amazed to discover "lightweight." I did the JMT in 2009 and have been regularly on the trail since.
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Fuel Canisters
LOL at the alky stove switch idea. I'm waiting for the science types to jump in here. Stereo is actually jellied alcohol, a different beast altogether from jellied patroleum. I've alway...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 02, 5:50pm

Fuel Canisters
I don't know Bob. Esbit may be a little too tame for the multiple jurisdictions that seem to favor jellied petroleum stoves. Jellied petroleum is basically a poor mans napalm in my opinion. Add...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 02, 1:35pm

Fuel Canisters
I found the response I received from the Sierra NF last year. Not exactly definitive in my opinion. I'd be willing to bet I could "turn off" my esbit as quick as one could turn off th...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 02, 10:46am

Stove Rumors
I went through the whole jurisdiction contact process last year regarding stoves. The wording in the responses was sometimes odd. INYO said "You can use an esbit stove and any pressurized liq...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 01, 10:57pm

JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts
I've pondered the same issue numerous times before Aug-Sept Sierra hikes including to JMT thrus and have always ended up bringing both running shorts and zip-offs. Why? Some deep seated fear ...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 28, 10:13am

How to Loose a Titanium Spoon
Exactly how I did it Valerie! Probably at a different rock though... The short description (for me) would be "get old."

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 21, 2:03pm

Spoon stories
I refuse to buy metal spoons anymore. I have a bad habit of losing them. In 2011 on a Sierra hike my partner broke her favorite pink spoon. I don't believe it was lexan but nontheless it broke ...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 18, 6:27pm

I've had good luck with vinegar for removing stench from clothing. I now carry some on extended trips for defunking clothes. Vomit?--never had the opportunity to try it. Vinegar is cheap enou...

In GEAR » exped ul stench
April 17, 2:19pm

Just wondering who will be at the kick off this year. I'm going down on Sat 4/26 and will hit the trail at Warner Springs afterwards for a section hike to Aqua Dulce. If anyone is thinking ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » ADZPCTKO
April 17, 10:34am

Dang Adan, I was hoping some of what went on at Henninger would at Henninger. Now you've let the cat out of the bag.:) Hope the razor wire on top of the fence didn't do any damage to your ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 14, 11:29pm

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